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Kudos0

Port shows Close

Hi all. Running a test using YouGetsignal to check ports , its shows all CLOSE. is it by design on Core. GRC shield UP as well. No ports are open or even stealth. .thanks

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Kudos0

Re: Port shows Close

Hello RayLab  "online" scanners just spread a little more doom and gloom than is necessary, and really shouldn't be of concern using Core. Core will respond to a ping for IP 172.16.0.1 although I believe it shouldn't. Stealth porting is not supported at the present time as well. This is by design. You can get a better view of what port and processes are being utilized on the local machine with TCPView from the SysInternals Suite from Microsoft. Core monitors all ports your system has accessible and will block, even quarantine a device if something is detected.

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Kudos0

Re: Port shows Close

 No ports are open or even stealth. .thanks

Although not as good as stealth, at least all ports are closed. This means that the Core is at least blocking any requested access requests.

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Port shows Close

I have always found Reese Anschultz' perspective on "stealth vs.closed" intriguing:

The primary value with stealthing is the delay that it causes for scanners. The fact that a scanner does not receive any response at all actually indicates that the IP address has been recently valid, otherwise, some router on the path would return a destination unreachable response because it doesn't have that IP address mapped.

https://community.norton.com/en/comment/1647653#comment-1647653

Kudos0

Re: Port shows Close

So does it mean on Core, ports should show close? Im assuming its by design on Core.
Kudos0

Re: Port shows Close

RayLab Indeed Core should show ports closed and its by design. SendOfJive hit the money on its mark with the link regarding port stealthing. Core provides additional protection automatically with port forwarding, while blocking ports scanners in the process per this article for your reference. https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v118380587_core_en_us

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.194 / NSBU 22.16.2.22 / Norton Core v.270 on Android
Kudos0

Re: Port shows Close

Hello again Ray. Can we assist further?

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.194 / NSBU 22.16.2.22 / Norton Core v.270 on Android
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Re: Port shows Close

I find it interesting that Norton Core doesn't stealth blocked ports when Norton Security does.

Stealth Blocked Ports

Norton Smart Firewall includes Stealth Blocked Ports to protect you from attackers who try to access your computer through open ports.

When you turn on Stealth Blocked Ports, Norton hides the status of your computer ports. Unused and blocked ports on your computer do not respond to network requests for data. By default, Stealth Blocked Ports is turned on.

If Stealth Blocked Ports is turned off, Norton allows other computers to view the list of open and closed ports on your computer.

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/norton-security/22.12.1.15/solutions/v15457117_ns_retail_en_us 

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